Diocese of Portsmouth

    Priest-in-charge for All Saints’ Ryde

    Queen’s Road, Ryde PO33 3BG
    023 9289 9696
    8 Mar 2019, midnight
    20 Mar 2019

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    The Bishop of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint a Priest-in-Charge for this parish at one of the Island’s flagship civic churches for their work in their ministry, mission and outreach.

    A key aspect of All Saints’ Church is its role as a place for worship, prayer and communion placing the “word” at the core of the Christian experience. We are looking for a priest who, supported by the ministry team and a committed and prayerful congregation, can celebrate the church’s traditional liturgy and respond to the spiritual needs of the congregation and community.

    Main Responsibilities

    The main responsibility will be:

    • to actively support the solid musical and choral tradition;
    • foster and encourage the strong civic links with the local community;
    • encourage the congregation in their striving to reach out to the young and old in this part of the island.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The ideal candidate will:

    • lead the committed and prayerful congregation in their Sunday services;
    • continue the outreach to housebound people and care homes;
    • support the close links to the local schools, especially Ryde School;
    • further the involvement of children and young families attending church.

    About the Parish

    The parish of All Saints’ (and St Michael’s) is part of the Isle of Wight Deanery and Archdeaconry playing a full part in the life of the island and the wider Diocese of Portsmouth.

    Tourism and a high number of retirement-age residents provide challenges but also the potential for outreach and growth. There is great opportunity for cluster and collaborative ministry across urban and rural parishes.

    All Saints’ holds a prominent position in Ryde, a focal point for visitors from near and far, and has played a major part in the town for special services, civic and festival events, weddings and baptisms. The church has strong links with the local Ryde school.

    To apply

    To discuss the post, please contact the Archdeacon Gavin Collins.

    Interviews will take place on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th March, 2019.

    Please apply for this post on Pathways, the Church of England portal.

    All Saints'

    Queen's Road Ryde, PO33 3BG

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